Crage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Crage belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the parish of Crick, in the diocese of Peterborough. This place-name is derived from the Old English word creke, which means a creek.

Early Origins of the Crage family

The surname Crage was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Crage family

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Crage Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Crage include Criche, Crich, Crick, Critch, Creyke, Creik, Criek and many more.

Early Notables of the Crage family (pre 1700)

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Crage migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Crage were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Crage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Crage, aged 40, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Crage (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the Crage family

    HMS Prince of Wales
    • Mr. Robert H Crage, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [2]
    • Mr. Leonard G Crage, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [2]


    1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
    2. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from
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